Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,110 3.5 % $18.67 $38,830 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.24 $14.02 $17.84 $22.40 $27.82
Annual Wage (2) $23,390 $29,160 $37,100 $46,590 $57,860


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,000 1.35 $18.20 $37,860
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,880 0.75 $22.13 $46,030
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,540 0.85 $18.43 $38,330
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,530 0.31 $25.72 $53,490
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,110 0.21 $15.38 $31,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,000 1.35 $18.20 $37,860
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 800 1.35 $17.77 $36,970
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,540 0.85 $18.43 $38,330
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 480 0.79 $21.25 $44,210
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,880 0.75 $22.13 $46,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,530 0.31 $25.72 $53,490
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 150 0.16 $23.31 $48,480
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,880 0.75 $22.13 $46,030
Metal Ore Mining 140 0.32 $21.43 $44,580
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 480 0.79 $21.25 $44,210


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,700 0.18 1.09 $18.19 $37,840
Texas 2,640 0.23 1.44 $20.46 $42,550
Ohio 1,490 0.29 1.76 $17.54 $36,490
Michigan 1,440 0.35 2.15 $17.47 $36,340
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.25 1.52 $21.09 $43,860



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 150 0.50 3.07 $14.60 $30,380
Michigan 1,440 0.35 2.15 $17.47 $36,340
Massachusetts 1,010 0.30 1.85 $22.26 $46,310
Ohio 1,490 0.29 1.76 $17.54 $36,490
Oregon 450 0.27 1.65 (8) (8)



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,010 0.30 1.85 $22.26 $46,310
Washington 430 0.15 0.91 $22.01 $45,780
Connecticut 260 0.16 0.96 $21.65 $45,030
Maine 60 0.10 0.59 $21.43 $44,570
South Carolina 70 0.04 0.22 $21.41 $44,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,200 0.42 2.57 $21.39 $44,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.21 1.26 $19.18 $39,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 780 0.21 1.27 $17.76 $36,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.43 2.62 $16.18 $33,660
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.68 4.15 $20.61 $42,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.32 1.94 $16.92 $35,190
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 420 0.37 2.26 $19.12 $39,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 410 0.32 1.99 $16.47 $34,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.23 1.39 $22.25 $46,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 310 0.32 1.93 $21.11 $43,920



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MI 130 2.20 13.43 $15.17 $31,560
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 120 1.42 8.69 $24.01 $49,940
Williamsport, PA 60 1.05 6.44 $16.91 $35,180
Springfield, MA-CT 270 0.92 5.64 $22.87 $47,570
York-Hanover, PA 150 0.87 5.33 $21.40 $44,510
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.81 4.94 $17.21 $35,790
Akron, OH 230 0.71 4.33 $14.61 $30,390
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.68 4.15 $20.61 $42,870
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 40 0.67 4.12 $13.94 $28,990
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 40 0.66 4.05 $21.88 $45,500



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.18 1.12 $24.81 $51,610
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 160 0.19 1.16 $24.28 $50,500
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 120 1.42 8.69 $24.01 $49,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.53 $23.53 $48,940
Wichita, KS 120 0.42 2.55 $22.96 $47,750
Springfield, MA-CT 270 0.92 5.64 $22.87 $47,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.13 0.82 $22.69 $47,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.23 1.39 $22.25 $46,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 190 0.10 0.64 $22.16 $46,090
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.01 $45,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.72 10.51 $24.55 $51,070
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.72 4.43 $15.47 $32,170
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.87 5.29 $14.20 $29,540
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.74 4.54 $18.33 $38,120
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 140 0.84 5.16 $13.28 $27,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.72 10.51 $24.55 $51,070
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 1.47 8.98 $17.53 $36,460
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.16 7.07 (8) (8)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 1.09 6.67 $13.27 $27,600
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.87 5.34 $15.00 $31,190

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.72 10.51 $24.55 $51,070
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.73 $23.08 $48,000
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.38 $19.99 $41,570
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.67 4.11 $19.67 $40,920
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.74 4.54 $18.33 $38,120


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015